Facebook’s chief product officer and one of the primary architects of its signature news feed, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he was leaving the company, just days after Mark Zuckerberg revealed a plan to shift the world’s biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company. Cox, one of Zuckerberg’s earliest employees and closest lieutenants, said in a blogpost he made the announcement “with great sadness” and was leaving after 13 years with the company. “As Mark has outlined, we are turning a new page in our product direction, focused on an encrypted, interoperable, messaging network … This will be a big project and we will need leaders who are excited to see the new direction through,” Cox said in a Facebook post. Cox’s departure portends seismic change for a company that has maintained a remarkably stable inner circle of executives throughout its 15-year history. Cox joined the company as a software engineer in 2005, served as director of human resources for a time, was promoted to chief product officer in 2014, and was elevated to overseeing Facebook’s entire “family of apps” (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger) in May 2018. Many viewed Cox as a possible successor to Zuckerberg, should the… Read full this story
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